Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

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Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby burdbrew » Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:16 pm

I placed an order for a couple of fermenters and lids, and I'm astonished at how seemingly low quality they are. The lid didn't come close to matching the picture. The picture also doesn't show the bottom of the lid and how there is no gasket. I can't imagine not having a gasket. And is the bucket really food grade? It doesn't seem it. Will it really seal? Maybe I'm being too particular, but these people usually offer the best. Does anyone use these? I could be wrong, I'm just looking to learn.

I called them to discuss and provide feedback. It would cost me to ship them back, so I'm out either way. I know it's life and only $20, but I feel a little had. Again, I could be wrong...
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby WingStall » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:46 pm

They are great. They are food grade and they seal perfectly without a gasket.

I even use them for harvesting and storing yeast in my GABF gold-medal award winning commercial brewery.
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby turbo_ale » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:48 pm

I use the MoreBeer bucket / lids for secondary settling. Yes, I have been told to use a 5 gal carboy for this because less oxygen head space above the beer. But back to your topic, the buckets are food grade, the lids fit tight without a gasket. I have not had a problem with them, but never tried using them as a primary fermenter.

If you use the bucket/lid, and the airlock bubbles normally, then I think that will tell you your not bypassing C02 around a leaky lid.
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby Girlsbrew2 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:46 pm

I haven't used them in a while, but the B3 buckets are just fine. They're easier to clean without a gasket!
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby burdbrew » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:03 pm

This is all good, thank you all. I am happy to be wrong.

I am normally a grommet kind of guy, but Girl is making sense to me.

How dare I doubt our host. :mrgreen:
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby tookalisten » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:50 pm

I wondered the same when mine arrived; but have been happily using them for the past year with no issues. I will order more.
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:48 pm

I've been using them for primary fermentations for over 3 years now. They work great, and they seal very tight. RDWHAHB. 8)
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby lannan » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:16 am

I have 1 and the lid does not seal. I have since bought a gamma seal lid that spins off. it is very air tight. :wink:
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby tigerbuilder81 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:49 am

Thats what blow torches are good for, put the lid on and melt it in place with the torch! :mrgreen:
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby beerrun » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:12 am

I love my bucket fermentors. Never had a problem with them. Just be sure not to scratch the inside of them. Don't stack them inside each other to store. And clean them by soaking in a scoop of oxyclean and hot water over night - no scrubbing!
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:25 pm

beerrun wrote:I love my bucket fermentors. Never had a problem with them. Just be sure not to scratch the inside of them. Don't stack them inside each other to store. And clean them by soaking in a scoop of oxyclean and hot water over night - no scrubbing!


Why do you suggest not to stack them?
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: Udder Nonsense Milk Stout
Keg #2: Explosive IPA
Keg #3: Cider
Keg #4: Empty
Fermenting: Nothing
Next On Deck: Cream Ale
Brewed in 2013: 55 gallons
Brewed in 2014: 35 gallons (so far)
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby turbo_ale » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:18 pm

MaltnHopsrGood wrote:
beerrun wrote:Don't stack them inside each other to store.


Why do you suggest not to stack them?


The bottom edge of the bucket is pressed against the ground, which embeds small pieces of abrasives into the plastic. When you stack them inside of each other, the bottom edge can scratch the inside of the other bucket.
ON TAP:
1. 3B
2. 5C
3. 3A Lagering
4. 22A Lagering
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, 17A, 15B, Smoked Morita Porter, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bacon-Maple Porter, 18E, 16C, 13B, 12A, 6D, 9D, 6A
Fermenting: 1D, 2C, 2C-SHV
Next: 4C

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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby MaltnHopsrGood » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:38 pm

turbo_ale wrote:
MaltnHopsrGood wrote:
beerrun wrote:Don't stack them inside each other to store.


Why do you suggest not to stack them?


The bottom edge of the bucket is pressed against the ground, which embeds small pieces of abrasives into the plastic. When you stack them inside of each other, the bottom edge can scratch the inside of the other bucket.


Hmmm...never thought of that. Thanks for the info!
Bottled: Nothing
Keg #1: Udder Nonsense Milk Stout
Keg #2: Explosive IPA
Keg #3: Cider
Keg #4: Empty
Fermenting: Nothing
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Brewed in 2013: 55 gallons
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Re: Does anyone use Morebeer's bucket fermenters?

Postby beerrun » Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:46 pm

turbo_ale wrote:
MaltnHopsrGood wrote:
beerrun wrote:Don't stack them inside each other to store.


Why do you suggest not to stack them?


The bottom edge of the bucket is pressed against the ground, which embeds small pieces of abrasives into the plastic. When you stack them inside of each other, the bottom edge can scratch the inside of the other bucket.


What he said. :)
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